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ERIC Number: ED148814
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Pages: 15
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A Basic Skills Based Curriculum for Student Learning: Some Ramifications for Teacher Education in the 1980s.
Peters, Richard O.
The author examines the implications of too much specialization in the present school system. The division of courses into separate units with little relationship to each other is discussed in the light of the impact upon the student. The process results in assimilation of disconnected concepts and facts, and produces students who perceive their function as performing allotted roles at different times with detachment, acquiring mathematical skills, for example, without sensing how they may relate to a larger arena such as social science. The argument is put forth that teachers must begin to address themselves to the issue of humanistic and social skills development and enrichment, without losing sight of the importance of basic skills as the foundation of a complete education. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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